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    Great American Scrimshaw Carved Powder Horn Employing Nautical Motifs, Circa 1800. 16" overall; the horn is indigenous to Maryland, with the subject very likely being a Chesapeake Bay port, possibly Baltimore. The horn has 100% coverage and depicts sailing vessels with a port city in the background. Sloops, schooners, frigates, many clearly flying the American flag. The larger vessels obviously U.S. Navy, with delineated gun ports, a total of seven vessels. Port city with dozens of individual buildings and rolling hills in the background. Definitely not generic, and doubtless identifiable with careful research. The carving is beautifully executed and incorporates geometric designs as borders and highlights. What appears to be the original wooden butt. The spout features two tiers each with eight facets. Wonderful condition with rich patina, just one small worm hole near the base. A great American powder horn displaying rare and desirable motifs.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2010
    26th Saturday
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